If you hurt from morning headaches or jaw pain, you might be suffering from bruxism, also known as nightly teeth grinding. We can form you a mouth guard (known as a night guard) that you wear during sleep in order to avoid any teeth from grinding or rubbing together; no one should have to hurt from bruxism if they don’t have to.
To make your new night guard, Dr. Greg Ortman will take an impression of your mouth (through use of a mold or digital technology). Once the impression has been formed in our office, we’ll send it to an oral workshop where the night guard will be created. Using special equipment that formulates the perfect conditions, the dental lab staff will create your night guard from the impression, and once it’s completed, they will send it to our office.
On a follow-up visit, you will judge how the night guard fits in your mouth. The doctor will make any required adjustments to the device to ensure your comfort. If the night guard is ever feeling uncomfortable, you can return to our office for an adjustment visit.
Are you ready for a new night guard in Lafayette, Indiana? If so, please call the team of Ortman Family Dentistry at 765-447-0322 now to set up your coming appointment. We’ll see you soon!